well,first i must thank everyone on call for support on Facebook,and on my home page for all the lovely comments i have had.it is appreciated.
now,i went on the 1st to have a preop assessment.had to be there at 9.00 am.ok,it was on a thursday,tracey comes to mum mid morning,knew all about it so didnt bother swapping day over.night before her firm rang to say she would be later.she was.i was home first. so mum had to be on her own,someone did come in and see her,a friend rang,so she was ok.but its typical,you think all is ok,and something goes wrong.worse was to come. i left early,7.30,it takes around an hour to get there.as it was traffic was light and i parked at 8.30.rang mum to make sure she was ok,got parking ticket validated,i get free parking,blue badge.and went into reception,handed the girl on desk my letter,she typed into computer,looked at letter,looked at me,and you just KNOW whats coming."can you take a seat please sir". sure enough 5 minutes later another lady came up,mr lake,im sorry.your pre-op has been cancelled.WHAT?????but the op is still going ahead,so,you MUST have a pre-op.sister has got you in at 9.45. it appears a manager,and she held her hands up and said sorry,made a mistake and cancelled mine instead of another patients.anyway,i eventually got seen to,very efficient sister,took my bloods,ecg,did the lot herself.and i was home by 12.20.( no comments about speed limits please.i kept strictly to them.possibly not in the right order mind,lol) mum was fine.and that was the pre-op.
i went in the next friday,my mate took me in.had to be there at 11,and i reported to same day procedure ward at 10.20. and waited. i was told i was second on list for afternoon surgery,so was glad to be called at 2,told to change into very sexy surgical stockings and gown, and waited.and waited.and...........it was 4.20 when i went and asked the nurse how long it was going to be,that i was going home that night,that my mum had nobody to look after her after 7,etc.anyway,they came and got me soon after.bit of argument with anaesthatist who loftily told me i MAY be able to go home after. i politley,but OH so firmly explained i WOULD be going home.no buts.i was going.she got me to agree that my mate was stopping over in case of emergency. coughs politely,lol.i was out in seconds,next thing i knew i was awake with oxygen mask over face.all done. onto ward. given glass of ice cold water,drank that ok.would i like a cup of tea and sandwich asked nurse??i think my face said it all lol. best cuppa ever.hot.and a decent ham sandwich.just had my second bite,( think starving baracuda attacking its prey,lol) when the surgeon came in. oh he said,i see you can eat and drink ok,lol. told me he was pleased,that he had only taken biopsy from the soft tissue that is swollen as voice box,larynx,oesophagus,all ok.and i should hear from them with an appointment in 3 to 4 weeks.i was allowed out at 8,mate came and got me.and the first thing we did?McDONALDS.lol.big mac meal,large.vanilla milk shake and apple pie later,and 1 pie for mum to take home i felt human lol.mate is on a diet so only had diet coke.never has a big mac tasted so good.and i couldnt care less what crap is written about McDonalds,i really couldnt care less whats in their milk shakes to thicken them,or how many trees it takes to..............you get my point?????? it was bloody DELICIOUS.and so home we went. got home at 9.40,rosie had called round,thankyou to her,to carol,to pam,who had been with mum all morning,and brian for getting her tea. she was pleased i was home,ate her apple pie,which she loves,lol. mate had a coffee and went home.and i went to bed around midnight. sore throat but ok. i was sore for a week,throat and chest very painful.as i have acid reflux,as i am going under the anaesthetic,they press down hard onto chest and abdomen to stop the acid coming into gullet.and of course it gets bruised.
and so i am still waiting to hear.i shall tell you all when i know.
finally,on Facebook i have started a new group. its called we care,we share.it is for sufferers of MS,ME,FM,arthritis,back pain,in fact ANY pain. by sharing our pain and stories perhaps we can help others cope with their pain.anybody interested in joining please let me know.and thanks to the 28 members i have so far.and to Guido for his input. and astra.my admin.who does strange archaic gestures at my posts and turns them into DOCS.lol.i apologise to 2 friends on facebook i added to group,i thought i was inviting them,turned out i added.facebook does like to change things.sorry.and we got it sorted. hope you are all well,or as well as we can be,take care all.